28 Apr 2022

The Ukrainian refugees who end up in Russia – often not by choice

Foreign Affairs Correspondent

Since the war started in February, the world’s focus has been on refugees from Ukraine heading west.

But the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees estimates that more than 600,000 of them are now in Russia. Some went there by choice, but many others had no other safe option.

Those coming from occupied areas of Ukraine pass through a series of so-called ‘filtration camps’ where they are screened by Russian authorities.

Now some of those are seeking safety in the EU via Estonia

Paraic O’Brien reports from the Estonian border town of Narva.